Digital Labour

Graham, M. and Anwar, M. A., Labour, in Ash, Kitchin and Leszczynski (eds) 'Digital Geographies’, Sage: London (2018: Forthcoming)

9 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last revised: 6 Jul 2017

Mark Graham

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Mohammad Amir Anwar

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Date Written: May 21, 2017

Abstract

New forms of digital work have emerged which in theory can be done from anywhere. Does this mean that geography no longer matters to digital work? Not exactly. This chapter draws on our previous empirical research into digital labor to outline how geography still matters, and who it matters for in a world of increasingly digital work. The contemporary geography of digital labor can be used to exploit workers, but we also argue that it opens up distinct possibilities for digital workers to recreate their own worlds of work.

Keywords: Digital labour, Spatio-temporal fix, digital space, labour geographies

Suggested Citation

Graham, Mark and Anwar, Mohammad Amir, Digital Labour (May 21, 2017). Graham, M. and Anwar, M. A., Labour, in Ash, Kitchin and Leszczynski (eds) 'Digital Geographies’, Sage: London (2018: Forthcoming) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2991099

Mark Graham (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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University of Oxford
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United Kingdom

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Mohammad Amir Anwar

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

PO Box 524
Auckland Park
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2006
South Africa

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